Boleslaw Szymanski General Chair of First International Workshop on Social Sensing

Social sensing has emerged as a new paradigm for collecting sensory measurements by means of "crowd-sourcing" sensory data collection tasks to a human population. Humans can act as sensor carriers (for example, by carrying GPS devices that share location data), sensor operators (by taking pictures with smart phones), or as sensors themselves (by sharing their observations on Twitter). Scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas on October 19, 2015, SocialSens 2015 is the first international workshop on social sensing to bring together researchers and engineers from academia, industry, and government to present recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research.

Professor van Heuveln to Speak at Cognitive Science Event

From noon to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 2, in Sage 4101, Professor Bram van Heuveln, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Cognitive Science, will go over the latest news and information regarding the Cognitive Science BS program, and opportunities for undergraduates to do independent study or research with any of the research labs or groups. Faculty and graduate students are also encouraged to give a brief five minute overview of their latest research projects and how undergraduates might help out with that.

Kristin Bennett Named Assistant Director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications

Kristin P. Bennett has been named assistant director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA), a campus-wide institute that supports data-centric, interdisciplinary activities.

Residence Life to Sponsor "Opening Doors" CLASS Event

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Freshman Hill
Description: On Tuesday, September 15th, Residence Life will sponsor "Opening Doors…Linking Living and Learning." This dynamic CLASS program will be aimed directly at all of our freshmen in residence and is designed to ease and assist them with their transition to living and learning at college.
Contact: Residence Life


Come Meet the Greeks!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union McNeil Room
Description: Join all of RPI's Greek organizations in the Student Union McNeil room and see what Greek life at RPI has to offer. Learn about both Panhellenic and Fraternity Recruitment and also register for Panhellenic recruitment. Questions? Contact Paige Trasitti at rpi.panhel.vpr@gmail.com
Contact: Residence Life


Farewell Reception to be Held for Barbara Nelson '80

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Mezzanine
Description: After 24 years of service, Barbara Nelson '80 will be leaving Rensselaer to become the Executive Director of Troy Architectural Program in Troy. Barb joined RPI's Administration Division's Campus Planning and Facilities Design group in 1991, and among her many accomplishments is the completion of the East Campus Athletic Village for which she was the Project Manager. She also taught as an adjunct professor at RPI's School of Architecture. Please join us in thanking Barb for her years of service and in wishing her all the best!
Contact: Sherry Perpetua


Meditation Sessions Offer an Answer to Stress and Exhaustion!

Monday, September 14, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Mueller Center
Cost: Free
Description: Meet in the Mueller Center classroom on Mondays during the fall semester and spend an hour learning a simple yet effective way to de-stress and revive your energy, or to possibly get yourself "blissed out" sitting comfortably in a chair. Learn from someone with more than 30 years practicing and teaching meditation to newcomers! This program is free and open to students, faculty and staff.
Contact: Mueller Center



Mueller Center Meditation Sessions Continue September 21

Monday, September 21, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Mueller Center
Cost: Free
Description: Meet in the Mueller Center classroom on Mondays during the fall semester and spend an hour learning a simple yet effective way to de-stress and revive your energy, or to possibly get yourself "blissed out" sitting comfortably in a chair. Learn from someone with more than 30 years practicing and teaching meditation to newcomers! This program is free and open to students, faculty and staff.
Contact: Mueller Center



Dept. of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy Colloquium to be Held September 9

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: DCC 337
Description: This colloquium will feature a presentation by Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti, of Rochester Institute of Technology.
Contact: Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy


Co-Terminal Program Virtual Information Session Scheduled for September 21

Monday, September 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: On Campus (see description)
Cost: free
Description: Interested in the Co-Terminal program, but can't make an in-person info session? You're in luck! Attend this VIRTUAL session to find out how to get your bachelor's AND master's degrees in five years!
Contact: Office of Graduate Education